Word & Deed Publishing Word & Deed Publishing
Burlington, Ontario
L7L 7H7, Canada
Call Us: 1.866.601.1213
eMail Us: info @ ...

W & D Roster of Books


Case Studies for Inclusive Educators and Leaders

Darrin Griffiths & James Ryan

This book features case studies from teachers, leaders and educational professors on inclusion in schools. Using a conception of inclusion that acknowledges issues of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, religion and ability, this book provides readers with a useful blend of theory and practice.

Slide 3

Case Studies for Inclusive Educators and Leaders

What's the Buzz?
“This is a compelling text with useful practical guides for educators and field practitioners broadly defined. The international scope of the book makes it highly significant and relevant, pointing the nuances, challenges and possibilities of inclusivity, social...”

Slide 3

Roster of Books

The Leader Reader: Narratives of Experience

Darrin Griffiths & Scott Lowrey

A book written by Educational Leaders for Educational Leaders! The Leader Reader is a superb collection of 119 narratives from educational leaders throughout the world. These authentic and powerful international learning experiences take the reader from Utah to Malta, Gloucestershire to Singapore, Toronto to Abu Dhabi and back again, with new inspiration, learnings, and hope after every chapter.

View book details...

The Bliss and Blisters of Early Career Teaching 

Benjamin Kutsyuruba & Keith Walker

Benjamin Kutsyuruba and Keith Walker have gathered together over 40 teacher educators, beginning teachers, program coordinators, teacher association and ministry of education experts, teacher mentors, mentors of mentors, school administrators, and educational researchers to provide a unique, pan-Canadian set of perspectives in The Bliss and Blisters of Early Career Teaching.

View book details...

Ninety Feet Under: What poverty does to people

John Strazzabosco

Ninety Feet Under - the myriad effects of poverty, and the challenges faced in escaping it.

The great value in this book is that it not only examines the lives of people caught in poverty, especially from generation to generation, it looks at poverty itself in a revolutionary way.

View book details...

The 21st Century School Leader: Leading Schools in Today's World

Denver J. Fowler

This groundbreaking book, titled The 21st Century School Leader: Leading Schools in Today's World, focuses on effectively leading schools in the digital age (21st Century and beyond) where a majority of all stakeholders including students, staff, parents, community members, and business owners are digital natives.

Written by an award-winning practitioner and international scholar, the author infuses this approach as it applies to all aspects of school leadership.

View book details...

Teacher Wellbeing: Flourishing in Schools by Noticing, Nurturing, and Sustaining

Sabre Cherkowski & Keith Walker

Teacher Wellbeing Matters!

Grounded in research that explores flourishing schools and positive educational leadership, this book advocates for much more attention on teacher wellbeing.

View book details...

Key Questions for Educational Leaders 

Darrin Griffiths & John P. Portelli

This book features essays from top international scholars and practitioners on educational leadership.  Each of these authors addresses a specific question directly related to educational leadership and how to make schools more equitable and socially just. Key Questions for Educational Leaders is a must-read for all current and prospective educational leaders as well as those who facilitate leadership programs and ongoing learning.

Some of the featured authors include:  Helen M. Gunter (University of Manchester);  Joan Poliner Shapiro (Temple University); George Sefa Dei (OISE/UT); John MacBeath (Cambridge University); Margaret Grogan (Chapman University, California); John Smyth (University of Huddersfield);  Lejf Moos (Aarhus University, Copenhagen); and Ronald G. Sultana (University of Malta).

View book details...

Principals of Inclusion 

Darrin Griffiths

Inclusion is the key to reaching every student and achieving whole-school reform.

Drawing on his own experience and that of other urban school principals, Dr. Griffiths identifies the barriers to inclusion and suggests creative ways to overcome them.

View book details...

The Principal Reader: Narratives of Experience

Darrin Griffiths & Scott Lowrey

The Principal Reader speaks directly to the practising and prospective principals. It involves the lived experiences of practising principals throughout North America and how they address issues such as: change, conflict, social justice, student achievement, burnout, and leadership.

View book details...

Perspectives on Canadian Educational Law and Policy 

William T. Smale

This book presents a range of perspectives on educational law and policy and is divided into three sections addressing topics related to K-12 education, fundamental freedoms and Charter rights, and contemporary legal issues surrounding higher education. This highly engaging book focuses mainly on Canadian case law and jurisprudence, but also draws on American examples.

View book details...

Save Our Teachers' Souls: Professional and Social Well-Being in a Managerial Environment

Danielle Cassell & Victoria Door

The authors take the themes of well-being, happiness and flourishing and apply them to the lives of those who work in schools. Drawing on educational professionals' words and experiences, they show there is a deeply held view that teaching is an immensely worthwhile activity, but that uncritical, indiscriminate use of business models in education conflicts with pedagogic principles. They suggest how thinking about learning, leadership and management can be realigned to fit with teachers' sense of value and professional judgement, and how a technical rational view of accountability and performativity might be changed to make school a place where all concerned can flourish within a humane system based on trust and responsibility.

View book details...

Everyday Encounters 

John P. Portelli

Portelli has reinvented the genre of the short story. One has to move on, with one’s imaginary hopping from one stance to another, from rancour to joy, resentment to kindness, holiness to blasphemy. Some moments of our lives are the most memorable ones, and are more significant than hours or maybe years… Moments of happiness, loss, embarrassment, moments of hope. Portelli writes about these memorable moments. Portelli’s swift, conceptually clear and sharp short stories provide us with ordinary yet complex social encounters… sublime encounters that transfer authentic realities into realistic narratives.

View book details...


Voices Leading from the Ecotone 

Anthony Normore & Antonia Issa Lahera & Antonia Issa Lahera & Kendall Zoller

The ecotone is a place of tension where infiltration and survival are tested in unique ways. In terms of school leadership, the ecotone is where we see leadership as a necessary and essential adaptation. Voices Leading from the Ecotone is a volume of narratives by practicing urban school leaders who share adaptive school experiences in high-needs schools where social justice issues are prevalent, and are a daily reality of communities. These can range from issues of poverty, gangs, violence, racial tensions, disabilities, and LGBTQ. Each narrative highlights a leader’s struggles, challenges, and identify the “a-ha” moments that have helped the school move forward.

View book details...


Women and Educational Leadership: A Practitioner's Handbook

Jeanne Surface & Debbie Donsky

Women in Educational Leadership: A practitioner’s handbook is a handbook for practitioners in the field who identify as women or support women in leadership at all levels. We know that education, although predominantly and traditionally a profession of women, still clings to a patriarchal hierarchy that leaves women navigating leadership differently. By recognizing, deconstructing and interrogating the intersectionality of this experience, our hope is that this book will provide a diversity of narratives that will prompt reflection, dialogue and inspire change.

View book details...